Thursday, September 24, 2015

Time Traveling with Barbara Phinney

I'm doing some time traveling this autumn. 
You see, my next contracted book is set in 1882. (No title yet, but I'll keep you posted.) 
I've decided to try to stretch myself (no pun intended) by making a giant leap from the 11th century to the 19th century. 
Fun? Yes! Without its difficulties? No! I needed to find out things like, 'When was a washroom called the washroom?'. Or 'When did 2nd class Pullman cars come into service?' 'Or the electric light?' 
You see, my hero and heroine meet in Boston and then travel out to Colorado, so I needed to know not just things about Boston, but also about trains and Colorado. 
A far cry From Norman England, where my last Love Inspired Historical were set. But I'm up for the challenge! 

So, while you're here, let's time travel together.
We'll meet at Chickering Hall in Boston, a concert auditorium, 
and from there, we'll take one of the few 2nd class Pullman cars out to Denver, then another to our small town.
After a refreshing breakfast in view of Castle Rock, 

we will ride up to a distant pasture. 

But wait! Danger lurks in a web of mystery and suspense, 

(Ok, they didn't see this sign. I just thought it was funny.)

but we have our faithful loved ones praying for our safe return back to town. (After all, this is a Christian romance.) 

Thank you for traveling with me. See you next "time"!


  1. How fun! I love the sign too. Wonder why the warning about dentures???

  2. Barbara, I love history, but all that research gets in my way. I just want to start writing. :)

  3. LOL, I'm the opposite of Merrillee, the research all goes in my book, then I have to pull 90% of it out!

  4. My problem is that I get sidetracked while doing a bit of research (even for my contemporaries!). :)

    Enjoy, Barbara!

  5. Thank you for visiting and time traveling with me. And yes, research does get in the way. I generally put it in and then end up taking it out.


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